| Digital Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust. Co., through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P. (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership, is a global provider of data center solutions for customers across a variety of industry verticals ranging from cloud and information technology services, social networking and communications to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products. The Operating Partnership conducts its business of owning, acquiring, developing and operating data centers. Co.'s portfolio of data centers provides various environments for the exchange, processing and storage of data. |
When researching a stock like Digital Realty Trust, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from DLR Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for DLR stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the DLR 200 day moving average ("DLR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the DLR 50 day moving average ("DLR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Digital Realty Trust. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the DLR 200 DMA and the DLR 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("DLR MACD"). The DLR MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).